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Business Tax

Businesses of all size and in all industries need a trusted legal team to help them navigate the full spectrum of tax matters.

We understand corporate tax can be complex and businesses require tailored tax advice as part of their overall strategy to achieve their objectives. Our Business Tax Group works closely with professionals in related areas to provide multi-faceted and comprehensive advice. When necessary, we draw on the expertise of lawyers specializing in:

  • corporate commercial
  • finance
  • securities real estate
  • labour and employment
  • litigation
  • wealth management

Our expertise includes:

  • mergers and acquisitions
  • reorganizations and restructurings
  • structured financing transactions
  • derivative products
  • investment funds, including ETFs and alternative funds
  • taxation of e-commerce transactions and tax relating to the high-tech industry
  • employee compensation arrangements
  • partnerships, joint ventures and trusts

Our tax professionals advise a broad range of businesses, large and small, including:

  • public and private corporations
  • financial institutions
  • trust companies
  • investment fund managers
  • pension funds
  • owner-operated businesses
  • foreign enterprises


  • Eldorado Gold Corporation, an international gold producer, in its $2.5 billion acquisition of European Goldfields Limited, by way of plan of arrangement.
  • Pan American Silver Corporation, a Canadian silver mining company, in its $1.5 billion acquisition of Minefinders Corporation Limited, by way of plan of arrangement.
  • Bonterra Energy Corp., in the approximately $1.4 billion combined arrangement with Spartan Oil Corp.
  • CanniMed Therapeutics Inc. in its defense against a $586 million all stock hostile bid from Aurora Cannabis Inc. and the negotiation of a sweetened friendly $1.23 billion cash and stock offer.

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